I find these adult Grass Snakes (Natrix natrix) yesterday, courting in braken on the side of a slag heap at the old lead working at Charterhouse. I had been looking for over an hour when I became aware of the rustling sound as they moved through the bracken and leaf litter. In total there were more than 10 and may be 15 of them. It was a great experience, lying down only 6ft from them, although a little un-nerving when I heard further movement behind me.
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1DS Mark III |
|Lens:||EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM +1.4x |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||24 Mar 2012 - 5:07 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/8.0|
|Exposure Mode:||Shutter speed priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|